Dept. of Psychiatry news
Department of Psychiatry Message from the Chair’s Office Date: June 1, 2015Subject: Post Graduate Program Director Dear Colleagues,
Dear Colleagues, Please join me in expressing our appreciation to Dr. Dara Charney for her hard work and outstanding service as Associate Chair of Education and Chair of the Departmental Promotions Committee. Her term ended on April 30, 2015. As Associate Chair, Dr. Charney was responsible for the department’s educational mission and supervision of Undergraduate, Graduate and Post-Graduate Medical Education/Residency Programs. Her organization, insight, and commitment have played a large role in our department’s thriving educational mission.
Dear Colleagues, It is with much sadness that I communicate the passing of our esteemed colleague Frank Ervin last Friday in St Kitts. Frank was a pioneer clinician scientist, a visionary researcher, and an engaged social activist. Frank influenced the life and career of many of us. He was an excellent mentor and a source of inspiration.
Please follow the link below to see Dr. Karl Looper speak about MINDSTRONG, a fitness fundraising event to expand youth (ages 15-25) mental health programs at the Jewish General Hospital on Global Morning News. http://globalnews.ca/video/1953953/jewish-general-hospital-expanding-mental-health-services-for-youth Please follow the link below for more information about MINDSTRONG.
To hear the interview, visit the link below: http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/les_annees_lumiere/2014-2015/archives.asp?date=2015/02/22&indTime=145&idmedia=7248015
Dr. Ashok Malla and his team leads ACCESS Canada project TRAM- Transformational Research in Adolescent Mental Health. To read more about this five year and 25$ M initiative jointly funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF), click the following link.
A study led by Professor Debbie Moskowitz of the Department of Psychology, and co-authored by Emeritus Professor Simon Young of the Department of Psychiatry, reveals how men with smaller index fingers and longer ring fingers are nicer towards women. To read more about the study and why, click the following links:
To read more and to listen, click the following link: http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/bien_dans_son_assiette/2013-2014/chronique.asp?idChronique=363335
To learn more about Dr. Sherif Karama's study on how smoking thins the cortex of the brain, follow the links below: http://www.lapresse.ca/vivre/sante/201502/10/01-4842915-le-tabagisme-amincit-une-partie-du-cerveau-selon-une-etude.php http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/science/2015/02/10/001-tabagisme-cerveau-matiere-grise.shtml
Graduate student Jay Olson who recently published a research paper with Professor Amir Raz is attracting positive media attention. Jay Olson was also interviewed by The Atlantic, CBC radio, Radio-Canada International, ABC (Australian) radio, and the National Post about his research. To read more about his work, please click the following links below:
To read about the late Dr. Ted Sourkes's pioneering work on Parkinson's treatment, follow the link below: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/scientist-ted-sourkes-pioneered-parkinsons-treatment/article22855005/?cmpid=rss1&click=dlvr.it
In the news: L'Anorexie: Un trouble génétique induit par l'environnement - Dr. Howard Steiger & Dr. Linda Booij
To read more about what Dr. Howard Steiger and Dr. Linda Booij have to say, follow the link below: http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/science-et-technologie/431172/l-anorexie-un-trouble-genetique-induit-par-l-environnement
Magicians have astonished audiences for centuries by subtly, yet powerfully, influencing their decisions. But there has been little systematic study of the psychological factors that make magic tricks work.
In this edition of Spotlight, we would like to congratulate Dr. Jaswant Guzder and Dr. Jens Pruessner for their promotion to the rank of Full Professor.